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Are you gearing up for winter hiking adventures but overwhelmed by the plethora of gear choices? In this post, I’ve shared my personal experiences with winter hiking gear – specifically, the items I regret buying and what I wish I had chosen instead. I’ve navigated a handful of mistakes so you don’t have to. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just starting out, this guide will help you make informed choices for your winter trekking endeavors and enhance your winter hiking experience.
I’ve trekked through forests, scaled mountains, and camped under the stars to bring you this trail-tested gift guide, sure to cover every outdoor enthusiast on your holiday list. If you’re shopping for a seasoned backpacker, an avid day-hiker, a summit crusher, or even someone just beginning their hiking journey, this guide has it all.
Discover the profound mental and physical benefits of hiking. Learn how hitting the trails can boost your well-being, and get wellness tips to enhance your hiking experience. Step into the great outdoors for a healthier you.
Discover the ultimate guide to cold weather backpacking attire, with expert advice on layering, materials, and must-have items to ensure you stay warm, safe, and comfortable on your fall and winter adventures.
Embrace the beauty of autumn and get outside safely with these fall hiking tips and comprehensive fall hiking guide. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer or a beginner, these guidelines will ensure you have a safe and memorable hike. From essential gear recommendations to safety tips, we’ve got you covered for a memorable autumn mountain adventure.
Discover the tried and tested camping essentials I can’t live without. From cozy sleeping solutions to cooking in the wilderness, this list has got you covered for all your adventures under the stars. Dive in to know more about the gear that has passed the test of time and elements! Plus a FREE camping checklist to make sure you don’t leave anything behind on your next trip!
Being in Colorado has many perks; from the breathtaking mountain views to the exciting outdoor activities, there’s always something to look forward to. But with over 300 days of sunshine each year, protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays is an absolute must. The state’s high elevation further magnifies the sun’s strength. Check out this post for some of my top tips and favorite products for protecting myself from the sun.
Discover the top campsites in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado, including paid and dispersed campgrounds as well as the best backpacking trails. Learn more and find the best spot to crash for your next outdoor adventure.
This blog post covers all the essentials you need to get ready for your next day hike adventure. Learn what to pack, why it’s important, and even download a free checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared. From the clothing and attire to safety essentials, this Day Hiking Gear Guide ensures you’re well-equipped for a successful hike. Don’t forget to download my free hiking checklist to make packing a breeze!
Planning your visit to Buena Vista, Colorado, involves finding the perfect place to stay. Discover the best hotels and lodgings in Buena Vista, Colorado. Explore top picks for every budget, from luxury resorts to cost-effective stays, and find your perfect accommodations for your next trip.
When it comes to dining, Buena Vista, Colorado, doesn’t disappoint. Explore the best restaurants, cafes, and bars in Buena Vista, Colorado. Discover where to grab breakfast, enjoy lunch, dine at dinner, and unwind with drinks. Plus, find out where to buy groceries if you’re planning to cook.
There’s nothing quite like the sense of freedom and self-discovery that comes from solo hiking. Venturing into the great outdoors alone can be a transformative experience, allowing you to connect with nature on a deeper level, truly challenge yourself, and build your inner trust. However, solo hiking also comes with unique risks and responsibilities. In this guide, I’ll share essential tips and tricks for a safe and unforgettable solo hiking adventure.
Discover the best attractions and activities in Buena Vista, Colorado, including rafting, hiking, hot springs, and more. Uncover the must-see spots in this charming mountain town.
Are you planning a backpacking trip and wondering what gear you should pack? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, I’ll walk you through the essential items you need for an unforgettable outdoor experience. Whether you’re a seasoned backpacker or just getting started, this guide is for you. To make it even easier, I’ve created a downloadable PDF checklist to help you pack like a pro!
There are few better feelings than climbing to the top of a mountain with your own two feet. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a beginner, climbing a mountain can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Reaching the top of a mountain can also be an exhilarating experience, but it’s important to be well-prepared before you embark on your journey.
If you’re looking for a way to connect with nature and get some exercise, hiking is always a great option. But, if you’re not used to hiking alone, it can be a scary prospect. It’s natural to feel apprehensive about going out into the wilderness on your own, but with some preparation and knowledge, you can overcome your fears and enjoy the great outdoors.
Hiking is a fantastic way to explore the great outdoors, get some exercise, and connect with nature. However, for those new to this adventurous activity, there are some common mistakes that can lead to a less-than-enjoyable experience. In this blog post, we’ll explore four common beginner hiker mistakes and offer advice on how to avoid them. By following these guidelines, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying safe, memorable hikes, expanding your experience and skills in the great outdoors.
Your sleep system can make or break your experience in the outdoors, especially when you’re backpacking and don’t have the same comforts of normal camping. It’s vital to have something that will keep you comfortable, warm enough, and most importantly allow you to sleep well, which can sometimes be hard to when you’re sleeping outside. I’ve adjusted my sleep system quite a bit over the years with different gear. In this post I discuss what to consider while looking for your sleep system, and what gear I personally use and recommend 😊
The great outdoors offers a magnificent opportunity to learn about the world we live in, nature, and perhaps even yourself. Each time you hit the trail, there is a chance to uncover something new. Getting outside can provide inspiration, creativity, as well as a better connection with our outside world and yourself. Keep reading to learn 10 things the wilderness has taught me.
Whether you have been hiking for years, months, or have never hiked before and want to try, there is always more to learn! I am continuously trying to expand my knowledge in the outdoors, but after a couple thousand miles under my belt solo hiking, I wanted to share some things I’ve learned along the way. You can find my tips below so you don’t have to make the same mistakes!
Getting outside is no doubt more difficult to do in the colder months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get outdoors safely and still enjoy yourself! There are so many benefits to getting outside, even in the winter.
Although, you may not be surprised to hear these benefits may not be as noticeable if you aren’t properly warm while you’re outside. Keep reading for my top tips to stay warm and safe if you’re out adventuring in the cold!
The ten essentials are 10 items that you should bring with you on every adventure. They probably won’t be the only items in your backpack, but it’s a great place to start. No one anticipates the moment they may be in need of any of these items, however they could save your life in case of an emergency! Keep reading for a list of the ten essentials, including specific item recommendations.
If you’ve ever been lost, especially in the woods or wilderness, you know it’s a terrifying experience in which things can take a turn for the worse fairly quickly if you aren’t prepared. Getting lost is usually due to a lack of experience, a lack of preparation, and/or a lack of proper gear, such as a map and compass or GPS.
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